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  5. Georgian fighters, many of these were trained in typical european sword and buckler fencing up to this day and claims to be descendants of crusaders.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3Pq8EYDTcQ&feature=related

     
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  9. (Source: zentropaville)

     
     

  10. "Your fencing should be accompanied with a positive and resolute attitude and also with wits and your common sense and without any fear. You will learn about that later."
    — MS 3227a, Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nuremberg, Germany ‘Anonymous Treatise on the Fundamentals of Combat’, ca late 1200’s, folios 13v - 17v. (via mikestumblrfeed)
     
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